Mavis Staples will bring her legendary voice to City Winery on Oct. 6, 2019. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music Association

Atlanta Concerts this week: Thom Yorke, Mavis Staples, Brantley Gilbert


Martha Wash and Taylor Dayne

Wash (aka “The Original Weather Girl”) and Dayne (“Tell It to My Heart”) are pairing for a show benefiting Positive Impact Health Centers, which raises money for HIV medical care, support services and testing throughout Atlanta. The two classic divas will easily keep the mirror ball spinning with a combined trove of hits including Wash’s “Everybody, Everybody” and Dayne’s “Prove Your Love” and “Don’t Rush Me.”

9 p.m. Oct. 5. $45-$150. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta.


Thom Yorke

The enigmatic Radiohead frontman will be accompanied by collaborator Nigel Godrich and visual artist Barri on the “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” tour, which will feature new music from Yorke’s upcoming third solo album as well as other selections from his solo catalog.

8 p.m. Oct. 6. $59. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

Mavis Staples

Earlier this year, the soul legend headlined at Amplify Decatur music festival. This will be a much more intimate setting in which to be smothered by Staples’ terminally booming voice. Expect to hear Staple Singers classics (“Respect Yourself,” “I’ll Take You There”) and interesting covers.

8 p.m. Oct. 6. $85-$95. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,


Brantley Gilbert

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Jefferson native. He and wife Amber welcomed their second child in early September, and the country rocker releases his fifth studio album, “Fire & Brimstone,” today. He’s been back on the charts with “What Happens in a Small Town,” a collaboration with tour guest Lindsay Ell.

With Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell. 7 p.m. Oct. 10. $28-$69. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000,

For King & Country

Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone will bring a new production in line with the name of their latest album and tour — “Burn the Ships” — to town as they continue to expand their base. Regulars on the Winter Jam tour, the Grammy-winning duo has achieved a new pair of No. 1 hits with the melodic “Joy” and “God Only Knows.”

7 p.m. Oct. 10. $29-$44. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,


Back for an encore performance of its “40 Trips Around the Sun” tour to commemorate four decades in the business, Toto will pack plenty of hits into its setlist. Weezer introduced the band to a new generation with its faithful cover of “Africa,” but hearing the real deal with the legendary Steve Lukather onstage is an incomparable experience.

8 p.m. Oct. 10. $39-$185. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.